Camberley: Man Clings To Windscreen Wipers As He Is Driven On Dual Carriageway
9 March 2015, 15:04
A driver clung desperately to windscreen wipers as he was carried along a Surrey dual carriageway on the bonnet of a car after a fellow motorist drove into him following a minor collision.
The terrifying journey - which was captured in footage released by police - saw the victim hanging on for around a mile before he was finally thrown into the road.
His ordeal began when Grzegorz Musial clipped his wing mirror in a car park near a Screwfix store in Camberley, Surrey.
They exchanged details but Musial admitted having no insurance and said he would pay for the damage in cash, before getting back into his Ford Focus estate.
However, the victim was unhappy with this proposal and said he would call the police.
Musial tried to drive off and hit the man as attempted to contact police, leaving him prone on the bonnet and clinging to the wipers.
Musial, 28, did not stop, instead embarking on a journey along the A331 dual carriageway towards the M3.
Witnesses reported seeing his car braking sharply and weaving from side to side in an attempt to throw the victim off, police said.
After Musial drove through a red light, the victim finally fell off into the busy road. He suffered ankle injuries, a broken nose and numerous cuts and bruises in the incident on October 14 last year.
Musial, of New Malden, south west London, drove off but later called police to report that he feared he had hurt someone.
He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
He was jailed for 14 months and banned from driving for 18 months at Guildford Crown Court last week.
Detective Sergeant Yahya Aslam said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who was lucky to be alive after literally clinging on for his life through the streets of Camberley.
"You should simply not be driving if you don't have any insurance or a licence as you put yourself and other road users at risk. If he had sorted out insurance for himself, Musial may never have had to take the actions he did that day.
"I hope this sentence reassures the public that we remain committed to keeping the streets of Surrey safe and will do all we can to put offenders before the court."